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The decision of the Authority follows:


 14 FLRA No. 14
 
 COMMANDER, 554TH COMBAT
 SUPPORT GROUP (TAC), NELLIS
 AIR FORCE BASE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
 Activity
 
 and
 
 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1199, AFL-CIO,
 NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE
 Union
 
                                            Case No. O-AR-424
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on an exception to the award of
 Arbitrator Walter P. Coombs filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    The parties in this case submitted to arbitration an issue of whether
 the Activity violated the collective bargaining agreement when it
 established a new duty station for 18 employees who perform maintenance
 at a flight-training range.  After reviewing the decision of the
 Authority in American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Local
 3805 and Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Boston District Office, 5 FLRA
 693(1981), the Arbitrator concluded that the substance of a decision
 concerning the establishment of a duty station, alone, was not subject
 to bargaining since it is a management right under section 7106(a)(1) of
 the Statute.  However, because the Arbitrator determined that the
 decision to establish a new duty station was "so intertwined" with
 proposed changes relating to hours of work which were subject to
 negotiation, the Arbitrator held that the substance of the Activity's
 decision to establish a new duty station was consequently also subject
 to negotiation.  Accordingly, he ruled in this regard that the Activity
 had violated the agreement by failing to negotiate over the decision to
 establish a new duty station and essentially ordered that decision to be
 the subject of negotiations unless the parties mutually agreed that the
 duty-station issue could be separated from the other matters.
 
    In its exception the Agency contends that the award in this respect
 is contrary to section 7106(a) of the Statute.  Specifically, the Agency
 argues on the basis of Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 5 FLRA at 694, that
 the award interferes with the right of management to establish official
 duty stations which right flows from the provisions of section
 7106(a)(1) providing for management's right to determine the
 organization, i.e., the administrative or functional structure, of the
 agency.  The Authority agrees.
 
    The Authority has consistently held that the plain language of
 section 7106(a) provides that nothing in the Statute shall affect the
 authority of an agency to exercise the rights enumerated in that
 section, the intent being that such matters may not be negotiated under
 any circumstances.  E.g., Professional Air Traffic Controllers
 Organization and Federal Aviation Administration, 5 FLRA 763, 767 &
 n.4(1981).  Thus, in terms of this case, the Arbitrator could not
 properly order the Activity, for any reason, to negotiate concerning the
 decision of the Activity to establish a new duty station.  As indicated
 by the Authority in PATCO, an arbitrator may not properly condition the
 implementation of a management right under section 7106(a) of the
 Statute on a negotiated agreement between the parties of a dispute.
 Consequently, the Authority finds that the award is deficient to the
 extent that it subjects the Activity's decision to establish a new duty
 station to negotiation and must be modified.  Accordingly, the award is
 modified by striking paragraph 1.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 13, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND
 
    SPACE ADMINISTRATION
 
    LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER
 
    CLEVELAND, OHIO
 
                                Respondent
 
    and
 
    LEWIS ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS
 
    ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL
 
    FEDERATION OF PROFESSIONAL AND
 
    TECHNICAL ENGINEERS, LOCAL 28
 
                              Charging Party
                                       Case No. 5-CA-935
                                       10 FLRA No. 51
 
                      SUPPLEMENTAL DECISION AND ORDER
 
    This matter is once again before the Authority pursuant to a
 Supplemental Decision issued by the Administrative Law Judge as a result
 of a remand by the Authority to enable the Judge to make certain
 credibility determinations necessary to establish the facts relating to
 the allegations set forth in the complaint.  National Aeronautics and
 Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 10 FLRA
 No. 51(1982).
 
    Pursuant to section 2423.29 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations
 and section 7118 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations
 Statute (the Statute), the Authority has reviewed the rulings of the
 Judge made at the hearing and finds no prejudicial error was committed.
 The rulings are hereby affirmed.  Upon consideration of the Judge's
 Decision and Supplemental Decision, and the entire record, and noting
 particularly the absence of exceptions to the Judge's Supplemental
 Decision, the Authority hereby adopts the Judge's findings, conclusions,
 and Recommended Order.
 
    In his Supplemental Decision, the Judge found that Shinn had only one
 conversation with McGuire on August 15, 1980, and that he did not
 inquire about her union membership or caution her to beware of what she
 told union representative Szucs.  Therefore, in agreement with the
 Judge, the Authority concludes that the General Counsel has failed to
 establish by a preponderance of evidence that a violation of the Statute
 occurred during the August 15, 1980 conversation between Shinn and
 McGuire.  Accordingly, that aspect of the complaint must be dismissed.
 
                                   ORDER
 
    Pursuant to section 2423.29 of the Federal Labor Relations
 Authority's Rules and Regulations and section 7118 of the Statute, the
 Authority hereby orders that the National Aeronautics and Space
 Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, shall:
 
    1.  Cease and desist from:
 
          (a) Threatening employees with reprisal if they seek the
       assistance of their exclusive representative or engage in any
       other type of activity protected in the Statute.
 
          (b) In any like or related manner, interfering with,
       restraining, or coercing any employee in the exercise of any right
       under the Statute.
 
    2.  Take the following affirmative action in order to effectuate the
 purposes and policies of the Statute.
 
          (a) Post at its offices in Cleveland, Ohio, where unit
       employees are located, copies of the attached Notice on forms to
       be furnished by the Federal Labor Relations Authority.  Upon
       receipt of such forms they shall be signed by an authorized
       representative of the Activity and shall be posted and maintained
       for 60 consecutive days thereafter, in conspicuous places,
       including bulletin boards and other places where notices to
       employees are customarily posted.  Reasonable steps shall be taken
       to insure that such Notices are not altered, defaced, or covered
       by any other material.
 
          (b) Pursuant to section 2424.30 of the Authority's Rules and
       Regulations, notify the Regional Director of Region V, Federal
       Labor Relations Authority, in writing, within 30 days from the
       date of this Order, as to what steps have been taken to comply
       herewith.
 
    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the allegations of the complaint
 pertaining to the August 15, 1980 conversation between Shinn and McGuire
 be, and they hereby are, dismissed.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
  NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES PURSUANT TO A DECISION AND ORDER OF
 THE FEDERAL
 LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY AND IN ORDER TO EFFECTUATE THE
 POLICIES OF
 CHAPTER 71 OF TITLE 5 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE FEDERAL SERVICE
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS WE HEREBY NOTIFY OUR EMPLOYEES
 THAT:
 
    WE WILL NOT threaten employees with any form of reprisal if they seek
 the assistance of their exclusive representative or for their engaging
 in any other type of activity protected in the Statute.
 
    WE WILL NOT, in any like or related manner, interfere with, restrain
 or coerce our employees in the exercise of their rights assured by the
 Statute.
                                       (Activity)
 
    Dated:
                                       By:
                                       (Signature) (Title)
 
    This Notice must remain posted for 60 consecutive days from the date
 of posting, and must not be altered, defaced, or covered by any other
 material.
 
    If employees have any questions concerning this Notice or compliance
 with its provisions, they may communicate directly with the Regional
 Director of Region V, Federal Labor Relations Authority, whose address
 is:  175 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1359-A, Chicago, Illinois 60604;
 and whose telephone number is:  (312) 353-6306.
 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
 
    URBAN DEVELOPMENT, REGION VI,
 
    SAN ANTONIO AREA
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 3320
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-545
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Raymond L. Britton filed by the Union under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FEDERAL
 
    EMPLOYEES METAL TRADES
 
    COUNCIL, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-549
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Samuel Spencer Stone filed by the Union under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 
    MEDICAL CENTER,
 
    KERRVILLE, TEXAS
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2281
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-554
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Claude B. Lilly filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE,
 
    COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES,
 
    COUNCIL 26
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON
 
    CIVIL RIGHTS
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-559
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Alfred Avins filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 
    MEDICAL CENTER, PHOENIX, ARIZONA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 2382
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-563
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Joseph F. Gentile filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL,
 
    ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 446
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-564
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Roy D. Cromwell filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 3615
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-566
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Robert J. Ables filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION,
 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
 
    DANBURY, CONNECTICUT
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1661
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-586
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Roland W. Breault filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    OFFICE OF HEARING AND APPEALS,
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO LOCAL 3615
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-587
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Robert J. Ables filed by the Agency and Union under section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that both the Agency and Union have failed to
 establish that the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds
 set forth in section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is
 contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient
 on other grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private
 sector labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's and Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS,
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 215
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-588
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Max Rosenberg filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY,
 
    PACIFIC MISSILE TEST CENTER,
 
    POINT MUGU, CALIFORNIA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    POINT MUGU COUNCIL OF NAGE/NFFE,
 
    NFFE LOCAL 1374
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-603
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Edna E. J. Francis filed by the Union under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 
    AND HUMAN SERVICES,
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2206, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-606
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator David A. Singer, Jr. filed by the Union under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
 
    HUMAN SERVICES, SOCIAL SECURITY
 
    ADMINISTRATION
 
                                  Agency
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-607
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Malcolm L. Pritzker filed by the Agency under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL
 
    BUREAU OF PRISONS, U.S. PENITENTIARY
 
    LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL OF PRISONS
 
    LOCAL 148
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-610
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Francis X. Quinn filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    FEDERAL EMPLOYEES METAL
 
    TRADES COUNCIL, AFL-CIO
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-623
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Harry B. Purcell filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    DEFENSE GENERAL SUPPLY CENTER,
 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2047
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-626
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Patrick Hardin filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,
 
    CANTEEN SERVICE
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1012
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-630
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator William A. Babiskin filed by the Union under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    COMMANDER, KEESLER TECHNICAL
 
    TRAINING CENTER (USAF)
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2670
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-641
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Samuel J. Nicholas, Jr. filed by the Union under section
 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and
 part 2425 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    HEADQUARTERS, 101st AIRBORNE
 
    DIVISION AND FORT CAMPBELL
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2022
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-649
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Edwin. H. Rayson filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 32
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
 
                                  Agency
                                       Case No. O-AR-484
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Joseph M. Stone filed by the Agency under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Agency has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Agency's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE,
 
    REGION VI
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    NATIONAL TREASURY EMPLOYEES
 
    UNION, CHAPTER 163
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-534
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Paul Barron filed by the Activity under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Activity has failed to establish that
 the Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Activity's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 236
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION,
 
    REGION 10
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-598
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Janet Gaunt filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2206
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
 
    SERVICES, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION,
 
    SOUTHEASTERN PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-619
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Ralph Towers filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the
 Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of the
 Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1923
 
                                   Union
 
    and
 
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
 
    SERVICES, HEALTH CARE FINANCING
 
    ADMINISTRATION, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
 
                                 Activity
                                       Case No. O-AR-665
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Herbert Fishgold filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of
 the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425 of
 the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulation, or that the award is deficient on other
 grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector
 labor-management relations.
 
    Accordingly, the Union's exceptions are denied.
 
    Issued, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1984
                                       Barbara J. Mahone, Chairman
                                       Ronald W. Haughton, Member
                                       Henry B. Frazier III, Member
                                       FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY
 
    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
 
    MID - AMERICA SERVICES CENTER
 
    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
 
                                 Activity
 
    and
 
    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
 
    EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1336
 
                                   Union
                                       Case No. O-AR-690
 
                                 DECISION
 
    This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to the award of
 Arbitrator Peter J. Maniscalco filed by the Union under section 7122(a)
 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and part 2425
 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations.
 
    Upon careful consideration of the entire record before the Authority,
 the Authority concludes that the Union has failed to establish that the
 Arbitrator's award is deficient on any of the grounds set forth in
 section 7122(a) of the Statute;  that is, that the award is contrary to
 any law, rule, or regulati